Chancel Redesign and Organ Update from Congregation President

This is a follow up from the Sunday Forum held on October 7.  There are several additional opportunities to learn more about the process and the future of these potential changes.

Gloria Dei Congregation,

Thank you so much to the over 130 members who attended our forum on Sunday regarding the Organ and Chancel Redesign. We heard reports from the Organ Committee, the Chancel Redesign Task Force, as well as an introduction to the proposed firm, Foresight Architects from its owner and founder, Jim Hundt.

Please plan to attend Pastor Bradley’s presentation on Liturgical History as it affects church design this Thursday at 6 p.m. in Room 100. I strongly encourage you to attend if at all possible. However, if you cannot attend, watch our website for a link to watch the presentation sometime Friday morning.

Next Sunday after the second service is our special Congregational Meeting where we will review the proposed resolutions regarding the organ and chancel redesign. We want to answer as many questions as possible before Sunday so that we can move directly to the resolution.  If you have any questions or need additional information, please email me at or call/text me at 612-554-1200 prior to Sunday. If I cannot answer your questions, I will forward it on to someone who can.

Thank you again for your attendance at last Sunday’s forum and I look forward to seeing you next Sunday, October 14 at this special meeting.


Marshall Saunders

Congregation Council President